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post #1 of 16
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Hello guys, I'm looking for some advice on some new speakers. I've been using a sony HTB (HT SS380) and am now upgrading. I just got a yamaha V673 ($182 Woot!) and now I need speakers. I keep reading good thing about the pioneer sp-pk52fks, but I do read the occasional not so good thing. Unfortunately I'm not able to spend copious amounts of funds. Using price matching, I should be able to get these (separately) for about $482, as well as using some reward zone certificates. 7.1 would be nice, but I don't think it makes much of a difference right now ( haven't really listened to any though). Any thoughts or recommendations? I don't know a whole lot about speakers, so any input is greatly appreciated. These will be used primarily for movies and video games. Thanks everyone.
post #2 of 16
On a budget those pioneers are great! I have the bookshelf and center but still using some smaller onkyos for surrounds. The pioneers shine at higher volumes and aren't the most attractive but they look decent enough. I don't have much experience outside of these so take this for what it's worth.
post #3 of 16
I'm hoping that for $482 you're talking about the complete 5.0 system. Another bang for your buck line is Infinity's Primus. Worth looking at, and plenty of info comparing the two.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by crn3371 View Post

I'm hoping that for $482 you're talking about the complete 5.0 system. Another bang for your buck line is Infinity's Primus. Worth looking at, and plenty of info comparing the two.

Yes, $482 for all 5 and the sub. Which primus are you referring to? I see 143, 153, and 163 for the bookshelfs
post #5 of 16
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Newegg just put the klipsch hd theater 600 on sale for $299. Any experience with those?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by StrifeX View Post

Hello guys, I'm looking for some advice on some new speakers. I've been using a sony HTB (HT SS380) and am now upgrading. I just got a yamaha V673 ($182 Woot!) and now I need speakers. I keep reading good thing about the pioneer sp-pk52fks, but I do read the occasional not so good thing. Unfortunately I'm not able to spend copious amounts of funds. Using price matching, I should be able to get these (separately) for about $482, as well as using some reward zone certificates. 7.1 would be nice, but I don't think it makes much of a difference right now ( haven't really listened to any though). Any thoughts or recommendations? I don't know a whole lot about speakers, so any input is greatly appreciated. These will be used primarily for movies and video games. Thanks everyone.
If you will be happy with that set up, then it should be fine, but you can do the Pioneers as separates and add your own sub which I would do. Considering the size of your room, the sub that comes with that system will be pretty weak. I would look into the BIC F12 or maybe the Klipsch RW-12D and also duals at that. biggrin.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117426R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078
post #7 of 16
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Also, my living room is aprox. 16 x 28 (some angled walls) with pretty much full opening to the kitchen. And would it be wrong to use four towers total instead of bookshelves for the back?
post #8 of 16
Heck no! Identical speakers is ideal. Identical towers, rock on.
post #9 of 16
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Thanks for all the help. I got the pioneers (no subwoofer yet). They're all set up, and sound great except one of the towers keeps make this flapping noise with low bass. I've been playing the amazing life trailers and it only happens when the mushrooms sound off. Any tips to fix this? Thanks.
post #10 of 16
I order pioneer speakers thru tigerderiect Last Sunday . They shipped very fast . . Sound awesome .
I also went with a 12" dayton power sub. $119 . I'm very happy
Also if google parts express for a coupon . There is a 5 dollar code
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-629
post #11 of 16
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Thanks for the sub recommendation. I think I'm going to have to return the tower. That flapping has me worried. Unless someone knows something I don't (Very possible).
post #12 of 16
Perhaps a loose port?
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
I got a replacement tower. When I first hooked it up I heard the flapping a little bit. Then I let the receiver do it's auto setup. I don't hear it now. However, I have to turn the volume way up to hear movies at a decent level. Can someone tell me (or point me in the right direction) how to set up my speakers? I don't have the sub yet either.
post #14 of 16
Set your speakers to "large" until you get a sub hooked up. The Pioneers have a fairly low sensitivity, so they take more power to produce the same "loudness" as a more sensitive speaker. Might be why you have to turn it up so much.

I''m strongly considering picking up three FS52's for my L/C/R. I like the nice clean sound of them. Of course, my decision changes everyday...rolleyes.gif
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the infor. Regarding the subwoofer, I've been looking into the BIC f12 or the Pold PSW505. Any suggestions? Or Should I save up and getter a better one? Thanks again.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by StrifeX View Post

Thanks for the infor. Regarding the subwoofer, I've been looking into the BIC f12 or the Pold PSW505. Any suggestions? Or Should I save up and getter a better one? Thanks again.

Save up and get the best woofer you can afford !!!

I have the 1st gen pio speakers and used a Bic F12 sub for about a year and it provided boom and thump for movies but that was it, not musical at all.
I am now using a SVS SB13-Ultra which makes my Pio speakers shine. Take a look at the links below, these are entry level subs from SVS with great reviews.
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A large part of the emotional impact and sheer excitement you feel in a home theater comes from the deep, accurate and powerful bass that only a great subwoofer can provide.
SVS offers a 45-day in-home audition period, which is the longest of any major brand.
SVS has a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, which is one of the longest and most comprehensive in the consumer electronics industry.
Shipping is free for any SVS product shipped within the continental USA

SVS SB-1000 = $499.oo
PB-1000 also $499.oo

or

SVS SB12-NSD = $649.oo
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